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Amigurumi Crochet Gecko Bookmark – “Book-Gecko”

Geckos, 50 million years old, everywhere in the world at home and appearing in all colors, shapes and sizes.

Geckos are not only curious but too often very clumsy, so that it happens from time to time that they get themself squashed between pages when exploring books, bookshelfs and librarys and spend their subsequent life as helpful bookmarks with a shocked look on their faces.

The crocheted bookmark is suitable for all book sizes, whether paperbacks, hardcover or booklets. The perfect companion against ugly dog-ears.

This crochet Gecko Bookmark is crocheted with chain stitches, slip stitches, single crochet stitches, half double crochet stitches and double crochet stitches in spiral rounds and in rows and is easy to crochet.

The depicted Amigurumi Gecko Bookmark has been crocheted with the “Schachenmayr Catania” yarn with a 2.5 mm crochet hook and has a length of 30 cm.

Gecko Bookmark Crochet Pattern

Needed Techniques

  • Magic Ring
  • Chain Stitch
  • Slip Stitch
  • Single Crochet (sc)
  • Half Double Crochet
  • Double Crochet
  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Color Change
  • Sewing

Needed Materials and Tools

  • 2.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Stitch Marker
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Polyfill
  • Scissors
  • Colors: white, black, green
  • This pattern was crocheted using the „Schachenmayr Catania“ yarn (100% Cotton, Meterage: 125 m, Yarn Ball Weight: 50 g, Yarn Weight: Sport – 5ply / Fine (2)) in the following colors:
  • White (Weiß (106)), Black (Schwarz (110)), Golf Green (Golfgrün (241))

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Crochet the Gecko Head

The head of the Gecko is crocheted in one piece in Golf Green in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches.

Use the check boxes to mark your finished rounds, rows and steps.

  • Crochet the head in spiral rounds in Golf Green.
  • Round 1: 6 sc into the Magic Ring (6 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 increase, 2 sc] repeat 2 times (8 stitches).
  • Round 3: [1 increase, 3 sc] repeat 2 times (10 stitches).
  • Round 4: [1 increase, 4 sc] repeat 2 times (12 stitches).
  • Round 5: [1 increase, 5 sc] repeat 2 times (14 stitches).
  • Round 6: [1 increase, 6 sc] repeat 2 times (16 stitches).
  • Round 7: [1 increase, 7 sc] repeat 2 times (18 stitches).
  • Round 8: [1 increase, 8 sc] repeat 2 times (20 stitches).
  • Round 9: [3 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (25 stitches).
  • Round 10-12: 3 rounds, each round 25 sc (25 stitches).
  • Round 13: [3 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (20 stitches).
  • Round 14: [3 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (16 stitches).
  • Round 15: Fill the head with polyfill and close it. Press the opening of the head together, so that both rows of stitches lay parallel to each other. The last crocheted stitch is the most right.

  • Push the hook through the next stitch and the stitch directly opposite that stitch (but not the last stitch you crocheted).

  • Yarn over, pull the yarn through both stitches and crochet 1 sc.

  • In this way, crochet all opposing stitches together with 1 sc, except the first and the last stitch. The head is closed with a total of 7 sc (7 stitches).

Crochet the Gecko Body

Continue crocheting the body of the Gecko in Golf Green in rows with single crochet stitches.

  • Continue crocheting the body in rows in Golf Green.
  • Row 1: Turn without turning chain, 6 sc (6 stitches).
  • Row 2: Turn without turning chain, 5 sc (5 stitches).
  • Row 3: 1 Turning chain, 5 sc (5 stitches).
  • Row 4: 1 Turning chain, 1 sc increase, 3 sc, 1 sc increase, crochet 1st front leg (see “Crochet the Gecko Front Legs” below). After crocheting the leg continue crocheting in the 5th row.

  • Row 5: 3 sc into the next stitch on the body, 5 sc, 1 increase, crochet the 2nd front leg (see “Crochet the Gecko Front Legs” below). After crocheting the 2nd front leg continue crocheting in the 6th row.

  • Row 6: 3 sc into the next stitch on the body, 7 sc, 1 increase.
  • Row 7: 1 turning chain, 9 sc, 1 increase (13 stitches).
  • Row 8-46: Crochet more rows for a longer bookmark or less rows for a shorter bookmark. 39 rows, each row 1 turning chain, 13 sc (13 stitches).
  • Row 47: 1 turnung chain, 13 sc, crochet the 1st hind leg (see “Crochet the Gecko Hind Legs” below). After crocheting the hind leg continue crocheting in the 48th row.

  • Row 48: 1 decrease, 11 sc, crochet 2nd hind leg (see “Crochet the Gecko Hind Legs” below). After crochting the hind leg continue crocheting in the 49th row.

  • Row 49: 1 decrease, 10 sc.

Crochet the Gecko Tail

Continue crocheting the tail of the Gecko in Golf Green in rows with single crochet stitches.

  • Continue crocheting the tail in rows in Golf Green.
  • Row 1: 1 turning chain, 10 sc (10 stitches).
  • Row 2: 1 turning chain, 1 decrease, 8 sc (9 stitches)
  • Row 3-5: 3 rows, each row 1 turning chain, 9 sc (9 stitches).
  • Row 6: 1 turning chain, 7 sc, 1 decrease (8 stitches).
  • Row 7-9: 3 rows, each row 1 turning chain, 8 sc (8 stitches).
  • Row 10: 1 turning chain, 1 decrease, 6 sc (7 stitches).
  • Row 11-13: 3 rows, each row 1 turning chain, 7 sc (7 stitches).
  • Row 14: 1 turning chain, 5 sc, 1 decrease (6 stitches).
  • Row 15-17: 3 rows, each row 1 turning chain, 6 sc (6 stitches).
  • Row 18: 1 turning chain, 1 decrease, 4 sc (5 stitches).
  • Row 19-21: 3 rows, each row 1 turning chain, 5 sc (5 stitches).
  • Row 22: 1 turning chain, 3 sc, 1 decrease (4 stitches).
  • Row 23-25: 3 rows, each row 1 turning chain, 4 sc (4 stitches).
  • Row 26: 1 turning chain, 1 decrease, 2 sc (3 stitches).
  • Row 27-29: 3 rows, each row 1 turning chain, 3 sc (3 stitches).
  • Row 30: 1 turning chain, 1 sc, 1 decrease (2 stitches).
  • Row 31-33: 3 rows, each row 1 turning chain, 2 sc (2 stitches).
  • Row 34: Turn without turning chain, 1 sc (1 stitch).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn and weave in.

Crochet the Gecko Front Legs

Continue crocheting the gecko front legs in Golf Green without cutting the yarn.

  • Round 1: 15 chain stitches, [6 chain stitches, 1 double crochet into the 3rd stitch from the hook, 3 slip stitches] repeat 4 times.

  • Push with the hook through the stitch left of the last crocheted toe, yarn over and pull through. Repeat this for all other stitches between the respective toes and the stitch left of the first crocheted toe. You have 5 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 5 loops.

  • Round 2: 5 sc, 3 half double crochet, [1 double crochet, 1 double crochet increase] repeat 3 times.

Crochet the Gecko Hind Legs

Continue crocheting the gecko hind legs in Golf Green without cutting the yarn.

  • Round 1: 15 chain stitches, [6 chain stitches, 1 double crochet into the 3rd stitch from the hook, 3 slip stitches] repeat 4 times.
  • Crochet the foot as the foot of the front leg. Push with the hook through the stitch left of the last crocheted toe, yarn over and pull through. Repeat this for all other stitches between the respective toes and the stitch left of the first crocheted toe. You have 5 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 5 loops.
  • Round 2: 5 sc, 3 half double crochet, 6 double crochet.

Crochet the Gecko Eyes (2x)

Crochet the eyes of the Gecko in White in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches.

  • Crochet the eyes in spiral rounds in White
  • .

  • Round 1: 5 sc into the Magic Ring (5 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 increase] repeat till end of the round (10 stitches).
  • Round 3: 10 sc (10 stitches).
  • Round 4: Crochet only 2 sc.
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Assembling the Gecko Bookmark

Pupils: Take a black thread and form a circle with it, same as if you would do a basic knot. Wind one end of the thread 3 times through the circle and then tighten.

Using a tapestry needle, pull both ends of the thread through the center of the eye and fasten them on the inside of the eye with several knots so that the pupil can not slip through the middle.

Eyes: Sew the eyes 6 stitch rows from the top of the head onto the head with a distance of 1 stitch to each other at the narrowest point.

DONE!

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